How to link your phone numbers with NIN as stated recently NCC has been shared by Inuayeblog.
Inuayeblog recalls that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday gave the country’s telecom operators two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered with National Identity Numbers (NINs).
This online news outlet understands that if you do not, your line will be blocked or disconnected before December 31, 2020.
However, to avoid entering a new year with a locked sim, please read this article carefully.
What is NIN?
NIN is a set of eleven digits assigned to a person, by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), after a successful registration.
Enrollment consists of recording a person’s demographic data and capturing ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulders facial image, and digital signature.
The information is used to collate existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.
How to get your NIN?
If you have registered for your NIN, you must have your ballot with you.
However, if you have lost it, you must pay N500 via REMITA at any bank closest to you; Provide your Refer Teller to any NIMC Enrollment Center (ERC) near you and request a NIN receipt printout.
Alternatively, you can use the NIMC USSD service to retrieve it by following these steps:
How to get your NIN
Dial * 346 #; From the options displayed, select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing ‘1’, if you are using the same phone number that you registered with for your number.
Follow the steps shown on your screen and provide the required inputs
Note: Use of this service attracts N20 (deducted from your phone credit balance).
However, Glo users may encounter some difficulties, a message from the service provider around 10:53 am today indicated that their subscribers would not be able to retrieve NINs for now:
The message says: “The code to verify your NIN is * 346 in the registered mobile number. This service costs N20. However, you will not be able to get your NIN back on Glo for now. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
How to link your phone number to your NIN
Linking your phone number to your number is very easy.
For MTN users, just dial * 785 # and do it in seconds.
Airtel – Dial * 121 * 1 #
Glo: Text REG to 746
You can also visit the nearest office of your service provider (either MTN, Glo, 9mobile and Airtel) to register/link your NIN.
Just go with NIN and your SIM package. If you don’t have your SIM package, you should probably be prepared to make an affidavit.
To be more sure, you can call your service provider’s customer service.
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